Swedish Meatballs

Juicy, tender, spiced Swedish Meatballs in a smooth and creamy brown gravy is the comfort food of your dreams.

Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Swedish
Keyword creamy sauce, meatballs, swedish meatballs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 471 kcal



  • 1 lb ground beef (85%/15%)
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 slice of bread soaked in milk and gently squeezed
  • 1/4 cup milk from soaking the bread
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp butter for cooking


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups beef stock warmed
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • dash nutmeg



  1. Combine all ingredients for meatballs in a bowl and mix until everything is evenly incorporated. 

  2. Use a scoop to get even amount of meat mixture so that all the meatballs are the same size. Roll all the meatballs before starting to cook and lay them out on a sheet of parchment paper or aluminum foil.  

  3. Melt butter in a large cooking pan over medium heat.

  4. Add meatballs to the pan and cook until about half way done and bottoms are browned. Flip the meatballs and cook until almost done.

  5. Take the meatballs out of the pan and leave all the juices in the pan.


  1. In the same pan where you cooked the meatballs, melt a little more butter and whisk in flour. Once the flour mixture looks smooth, keep whisking and start pouring in warmed beef stock.

  2. Let the mixture come to simmer, while still slowly whisking. Add sour cream, Dijon mustard, heavy whipping cream, salt, nutmeg, and pepper. 

  3. Once the sauce starts to thicken, add meatballs back in and simmer everything together for a few minutes. Take off heat and serve.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Swedish Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 471 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 299mg13%
Potassium 487mg14%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 524IU10%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.